[FoRK] Re: An armed society... (freakin' Canada.)
<jbone at place.org> on
Mon Sep 17 12:31:48 PDT 2007
On Sep 17, 2007, at 1:45 PM, Lion Kimbro wrote:
> Sympathizing with Ian, (wealth distribution IS a problem,
> in my book,)
I agree, but OTOH any non-consensual forms of wealth RE-distribution
are MUCH bigger problems...
But let's kill one bad meme in its tracks: greed is a *positive*
force, not a negative one, in the sense that self-interest in
individuals it is a constructive urge. It's important to distinguish
that constructive urge (wanting something --- money, chicks, a giant
CPU farm, world peace, whatever) from the destructive urge of *not
wanting somebody else to have something.* We loosely use the term
"greed" to mean both things; in fact, they are distinct.
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